The Duchess of Kent (Costume Design for 'Queen Victoria')

WAG 1648


This watercolour painting depicts a costume design from the play 'Queen Victoria'. The inscription below the the female figure identifies them as The Duchess of Kent. The figure is wearing a wide-skirted dark pink patterned overdress that parts in the front to reveal a lighter pink ruffled dress or skirt below. The overdress appears to rest off the shoulders with an underdress or shirt being revealed in the sleeve and collar area. The figure has brown hair styled in an up-do below a white bonnet. They are standing with one hand resting over their stomach area.